Diane Sieber to serve as Herbst Program director

Feb. 17, 2020

For Sieber, interdisciplinary learning is not merely lip service. The proof is in her resume.

Herbst Faculty Updates

Oct. 9, 2019

Again, Herbst faculty made a strong showing in the Top 20 Teaching Performers in the College of Engineering and Applied Science this year: Diane, Paul and Scot came in at No. 1, No. 6 and No. 15, respectively! We have two new faculty members who have started this fall: Alex...

Herbst Founding Director to be Honored in D.C.

Oct. 9, 2019

Many of you remember Athanasios (Thanasi) Moulakis , the founding director of the Herbst Program. After he left CU, he went on to multiple international posts, including acting president of the American University of Iraq Sulaimani from 2010 to 2013. To commemorate Thanasi’s contributions, AUIS is naming its library in...

A Closer Look at Our Recent Name Change

Oct. 9, 2019

As you know, the Herbst Program was launched in 1989 as the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering. For the founders, Clancy and Linda Vitti Herbst, this name encompassed the content of its seminars: works primarily in literature and philosophy. In fact, we read from a variety of disciplines, including...

Celebrating 30 Years of Herbst on Nov. 7

Oct. 9, 2019

The Herbst Program has reached another milestone: 30 years. Wow! We are planning an anniversary party on Thursday, Nov. 7, with Linda and Clancy Herbst as guests of honor. Learn More and RSVP To commemorate the occasion, we are soliciting comments from current and former Herbst students. We will download...

Herbst’s role in global education

June 27, 2018

Global education is part of the CEAS mission statement . Herbst contributes to this in many ways, including the Global Engineering RAP and the various study abroad courses. These give American students a more international perspective, both at home and abroad. The program contributes to the CU Engineering mission in...

Two new study abroad options for Herbst students

June 27, 2018

Herbst launched two new study abroad courses in 2018—one to Spain and one to Austria. These join Herbst’s highly successful Rome and China courses. The Spanish trip started here in Boulder, during the spring semester, when Diane Sieber taught a new course on Don Quixote , by Miguel de Cervantes...

The courses you might remember best

June 26, 2018

We tend to emphasize new courses in our newsletters, so you might wonder what has happened to our Great Books seminars. Rest assured: they are alive and well! HUEN 1010, Humanities for Engineers . Over the last year, we taught 29 sections of 1010, for a total of 345 students...

Herbst director promoted to teaching professor

Nov. 9, 2017

Leland Giovannelli's colleagues describe her as an inspiration, as well as a passionate and creative teacher.

2017 Message from the Director

June 29, 2017

Dear Alumni and Friends, Greetings from Boulder! We have finished another wonderful academic year, and we hope that you are doing well, too. Here is some news about the Herbst Program. We hope you’ll read on for some longer articles and also for briefer updates. A lot has been happening!...